Design Unusual

Potafiori (MI)

by Lavinia Colonna Preti
Potafiori (MI) — Lombardia Secrets

A truly unique place of charm that perfectly marries the passion for flowers and music of Rosalba Piccinni, its muse, who likes to define herself as a “singer-florist”.

Rosalba, an eclectic personality, seventh of eight children, began her career as a florist by chance in Bergamo, thus beginning to mix her passion for singing and floral decorations thanks to the numerous weddings in which she works. Many concerts and shops later, exactly in 2015, she met the entrepreneur Nicola Giorgi, who pushed her, offering himself as a partner, to give life to her dream: to create a restaurant that was both a florist shop and a concert theater.

The interior design was conceived together with Interior Storage in Milan, designed to act as a perfect backdrop to the wonderful floral arrangements that distinguish the place at every change of season. Because each table is for Rosalba a set that must amaze and excite guests. Just think that more than 200 candles are lit every evening to make the atmosphere of the place even more romantic.

Potafiori (MI) — Lombardia Secrets
Potafiori (MI) — Lombardia Secrets

I like to improvise Italian and jazz music concerts for my guests, everything in the venue is designed to amaze and entertain

(Rosalba, owner)

For 5 years Federica has been welcoming and pampering customers in the hall, while Rosalba oversees every detail and is the protagonist of highly sought-after surprise acoustic concerts. Extraordinary performer, she plays with other talented friends such as Mina’s double bass player and De Andrè’s historic drummer, with whom she also performs, among other venues, at the Blue Note in Milan. She loved to surprise guests with a repertoire of Italian music and jazz that she also improvises a cappella on the piano located in one of the restaurant’s rooms.

Potafiori is also a concept store where everything you see is for sale, from flowers to the refined merchandise that Rosalba has created for her restaurant such as aprons and clutch bags with original designs by William Morris, dishes signed by Richard Ginori, and foulard by Mantero Seta.

Potafiori (MI) — Lombardia Secrets

The cuisine is based on the best raw materials that characterize the Italian cuisine with gastronomic tributes to Bergamo, the hometown of Rosalba, and a meticulous selection of farm-to-table suppliers who are also “energetically beautiful”. Among the most popular dishes we find, in fact, the poché egg with grilled polenta and Gorgonzola fondue, the Ferrigni spaghetti with tomato sauce or the delicious tiramisu.

Open from breakfast to dinner, Potafiori also hosts themed evenings and flower arrangement workshops upon reservation.

The Secret

Potafiori is a point of reference also for international celebrities who love music, such as Kyle Eastwood, son of Clint Eastwood, who, during an evening, improvised a bass duet with Rosalba.

Useful Info

Via Salasco 17
20136 Milano
Tel. +39 02 87065930

First courses: 14 — 21 euro
Second courses: 19 — 24 euro

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